Workshop Day: Wednesday, September 9

12:00PM-3:00PM EST

Pre Conference Workshops

Design Thinking University

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 101: Brand New to Design Thinking A full day, immersive experience living the Design Thinking mindset.
A full day, immersive experience living the Design Thinking mindset.
Dawn Riordan - Marketing Director , IDEO U
Suzanne Howard - CEO, IDEO U

This introduction to Design Thinking provides a crash course on the design thinking mindset, from the fundamentals of human-centered design to the design thinking mindset in practice. Beyond just the step-by-step methodology, take this opportunity to live human-centered design with the opportunity to address real case challenges and conduct primary research through interaction with Austin’s lively downtown scene. At the conclusion of Design Thinking University, you’ll feel confident in your ability to action design thinking principles throughout your organization. Walk away with an actionable toolkit to improve design methodologies both at the project and functional levels.

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Dawn Riordan

Marketing Director
IDEO U

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Suzanne Howard

CEO
IDEO U

Should I attend? This session is ideal for those who are new to design thinking methods, need a deeper understanding of the design thinking process or who require a refresher on how to effectively facilitate the design thinking process.

Facilitation Boot Camp

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 101: New to Implementing A full day, immersive experience living the Design Thinking mindset.
A full day, immersive experience living the Design Thinking mindset.
Bryan Taylor - Founder and Creative Director, Drawn
Caitlin Silverstein - Group Program Director, LUMA Institute

This introduction to Design Thinking provides a crash course on the design thinking mindset, from the fundamentals of human-centered design to the design thinking mindset in practice. Beyond just the step-by-step methodology, take this opportunity to live human-centered design with the opportunity to address real case You’ve started this journey—but are you effective at executing? This boot camp will deep dive into skills necessary to deliver effective workshops and sprints as a facilitator.

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Bryan Taylor

Founder and Creative Director
Drawn

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Caitlin Silverstein

Group Program Director
LUMA Institute

Should I Attend? This session is ideal for leaders looking to build their facilitation skills and for those who will begin facilitating workshops at scale. You will learn best practices around the soft skills necessary to drive your purpose home. 

Design Thinking in Real Life

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 201: Intermediate Design Thinkers A full day, immersive experience living the Design Thinking mindset.
A full day, immersive experience living the Design Thinking mindset.
Shawn Nason - CEO & Chief Ecosystem Disruptor, MOFI
Andrew Webster - VP of Transformation, ExperiencePoint

This introduction to Design Thinking provides a crash course on the design thinking mindset, from the fundamentals of human-centered design to the design thinking mindset in practice. Beyond just the step-by-step methodology, take this opportunity to live human-centered design with the opportunity to address real case You’ve started this journey—but are you effective at executing? This boot camp will deep dive into skills necessary to deliver effective workshops and sprints as a facilitator.

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Shawn Nason

CEO & Chief Ecosystem Disruptor
MOFI

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Andrew Webster

VP of Transformation
ExperiencePoint

Should I Attend? This session is ideal for leaders looking to build their facilitation skills and for those who will begin facilitating workshops at scale. You will learn best practices around the soft skills necessary to drive your purpose home. 

Design Thinking Power Hours

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 301: Advanced Designers A full day, immersive experience living the Design Thinking mindset.
A full day, immersive experience living the Design Thinking mindset.
Shawn Johnson - Group VP Product & Design, Discovery Inc.

This introduction to Design Thinking provides a crash course on the design thinking mindset, from the fundamentals of human-centered design to the design thinking mindset in practice. Beyond just the step-by-step methodology, take this opportunity to live human-centered design with the opportunity to address real case You’ve started this journey—but are you effective at executing? This boot camp will deep dive into skills necessary to deliver effective workshops and sprints as a facilitator.

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Shawn Johnson

Group VP Product & Design
Discovery Inc.

Should I Attend? This session is ideal for leaders looking to build their facilitation skills and for those who will begin facilitating workshops at scale. You will learn best practices around the soft skills necessary to drive your purpose home.